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Voter Information for School Board Election May 18, 2021

votebuttonVoting for the School Board and School Budget will take place on Tuesday May 18 from 7 am to 9 pm at Scarsdale Congregational Church, 1 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale. Here's what you need to know from the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale.

The voting procedures for the Scarsdale School Board Election and School Budget Vote are as follows.

Eligibility to Vote

To be eligible to vote in this election, you must be:

● registered with the Westchester County Board of Elections to vote in the General Elections - OR -
● registered with the Scarsdale Public School District and have voted in a school election within the past four years.

Registration Information

To be qualified to register to vote, you must be:

● at least 18 years of age
● a United States citizen; and
● have continuously resided in the Scarsdale Public School District for a period of at least 30 days immediately preceding the date of the election.

To find out if you are already registered to vote in this election, enter your information on the SUFSD Poll Place Finder/Am I Registered Form.

Two Ways to Register

1. To register with the Westchester County Board of Elections, qualified voters can either:

● complete and submit the online voter registration application with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles - OR -
● download and complete the printed voter registration form which can be submitted in person or by mail to the Westchester County Board of Elections. Note: Mailed registration forms must be received by the County Board of Elections in time to be processed by May 18, 2021, the date of the vote.
● Anyone who submits one of these registration forms (whether electronically, by mail, or in person) is thereby registered to vote with Westchester County and with the school district for all future school elections.

2. To register with the Scarsdale Public School District, qualified voters may personally register (by appointment only during the COVID-19 pandemic) with the office of the District Clerk located at Scarsdale High School, 2 Brewster Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

● Contact the District Clerk at (914) 721-2410 or at hadams@scarsdaleschools.org to schedule an appointment to complete and sign the school district voter registration form in person no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021.
● On the date and time of the scheduled appointment, voters are asked to use the Brewster Road entrance of the High School (by the auditorium) and check in with the safety monitor.
● Mask-wearing is mandatory and COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
● Note that voters who register with the school district are thereby registered to vote only in this and future school elections.

Absentee Ballot Information

● Monday, April 19: First day the Clerk can receive applications for absentee ballots.
Absentee ballot application forms are available to download and print. Completed applications may be submitted via email to hadams@scarsdaleschools.org or by regular mail or in-person to Honore Adams, District Clerk, 2 Brewster Road.
● Note: voters can still apply to vote by absentee ballot using the temporary illness clause if there is a risk of contracting a disease (such as COVID-19).

● Tuesday, May 11: Last day for the Clerk to receive applications for absentee ballots to be mailed to qualified voters.

● Monday, May 17: Last day for the Clerk to receive in-person applications for absentee ballots.

● Tuesday, May 18: Date of School Budget Vote and School Board Election. Last day for the Clerk to receive absentee ballots in person or by mail, by 5 p.m.

Questions regarding the Candidate Forum or the School Budget Vote and School Board Election should be directed to Alissa Baum and Beatrice Sevcik, the LWVS Voter Service Chairs.

For additional information, please visit the Scarsdale Schools Election Information Page or the LWVS School Budget/BOE Voter Information page.

Alissa Baum
Beatrice Sevcik
League of Women Voters Scarsdale, Voter Service

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